Oxford garden design with topiary, antique French café table, spring flowers and a traditional greenhouse.

Garden, Landscape & Architectural Design

Making romantic and atmospheric gardens in Oxford, the Cotswolds, the south of England and overseas. Working closely with the Owners, to create their haven of colour and inspiration, peace and beauty, for more than 20 years.

Old apple orchard in the Cotswolds with blossom and wildflowers and drystone wall.
New Cotswold stone wall with fragrant evergreen jasmine in flower growing on it.
Greek garden with old olive tree and drought tolerant Mediterranean planting by a swimming pool.

Good design is not a cost, it is a making and a saving of money, and a making of life and achievement. All history is the proof of this.

Laura Heybrook

Fabulous roses

Fabulous roses

“I like my roses to flower into the Autumn, smell fabulous... definitely not red – rather apricots and soft pinks...” So uttered a client 18 years ago when designing his rose parterre garden. Some of these original plants now need replacing, so today I revisited a...

read more
Bearded Iris

Bearded Iris

Here is a wonderful display of bearded iris at Woottens Plants. A true harbinger of early summer and so glamorous too! Here is Iris ‘Buto’ with the yellow standards of Iris ‘Rajah’ in the background. The flowers are total showstoppers, but not for long so we tend to...

read more
Pelargonium Paradise

Pelargonium Paradise

The truly glorious pelargonium polytunnel yesterday at one of my favourite plant nurseries, Wootten’s Plants of Wenhaston. Here is Julie with a pot of Pelargonium ‘Pink Capricorn’ ready for their display at the Suffolk County Show this week.Do visit www.woottens.co.uk...

read more
sprigs